"Hi everybody! I haven't been here for a while, but took the day to read discussions, get tips and see amazing videos some people have posted. I would also like to have opinions on a video, if you could give some :) I'm from Brazil, and…"
"Well, this year I've gained many HUGE new technical insights about my way of singing :P A University here in my city has organized a week with courses, workshops, lectures and concerts, all about Baroque music. I took the singing classes, which…"
"When you have a voice as versatile as yours, you have options when it comes to choral singing. I'm a soprano also traded off between soprano, alto, and tenor (!) parts in my high school choir to keep from being bored musically!
"Even though I am a soprano, I really enjoy and beg to sing alto in my chorus (or at least soprano 2!). I find those parts so much more interesting most of the time and I also want to more develop my lower range. Unfortunately, I am one of the only…"
"So many things to be considered... hehehe
Yes, Bidu Sayão still exists! But actually they changed the city where it takes place, only the last 2 versions took place in Belo Horizonte (before that, they were organizing it in Belém do…"
"There are a number of factors that contribute to determining your fach. Figuring out where your passaggio is helps, but again that can be very tricky while your technique is still developing.
Your personality and musical taste are a…"
"I think maybe it's exactly identifying the tessitura that's usually the problem in the cases I've described. I've met two singers (both with years of study and already making money out of their voices) who found out just recently…"
"Every vocal instrument is obviously unique. Voice type classifications are simultaneously very useful and very confusing. German opera houses have a system of highly specific fachs for categorizing singers, because if you land a season contract…"
"I'm not sure I understand the issue? Is it that often singers want to sing outside of the voice parts that they're assigned?
As an alto, tenor, and bass, I try not to allow people to classify me as one. It gives me more versatility…"
"I was always a mezzo, but I think it comes from people wanting to sing certain roles, so they pigeonhole themselves. I wish I could sing Christine Daae, but I really can't. I find that more mezzos graduate to sopranos as they expand their…"
Hi everybody!I'm starting this discussion because I've seen a lot of cases like this: sopranos who couldn't move on with their carreers because they felt they were not fully using their potential. And some time later, they discovered they were actually mezzo-sopranos... Has anyone heard of similar cases? What do you think may influence a missclassification? See More